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Kristen Ward Broz
Kristen Ward Broz is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hausfeld LLP. Her practice focuses on complex litigation in the areas of antitrust, human rights, mass tort, consumer protection and intellectual property.
Ms. Broz currently represents Plaintiffs in In re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, who allege damages to their homes, personal property and bodies arising from defective drywall. Hausfeld LLP, along with the Plaintiffs Steering Committee, recently succeeded in securing final approval of four class settlements totaling $17.4 million involving Venture Supply Chinese Drywall, used primarily in Virginia.
Ms. Broz is also involved in several other matters including, In re South African Apartheid Litigation, alleging that defendant multi-national corporations aided and abetted the commission of crimes against humanity by the security forces of the apartheid regime, In re Honey Transshipping Litigation, alleging an international scheme to purchase, package, ship, and sell illegally imported and fraudulently labeled honey from China in order to avoid paying U.S. antidumping duties, and Stationary Engineers Local 39 Pension Trust Fund v. Bank of New York Mellon, alleging damages resulting from defendant’s practice of deceptively assigning fictitious foreign currency exchange rates to class members’ purchases and sales of foreign securities.
Kristen graduated cum laude from the George Washington University Law School where she served as a research assistant to Professors Sonia Suter and Jerome Barron. While in law school, she clerked in the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission and the Office of General Counsel of the National Wildlife Federation. Prior to attending law school, she worked as an academic coordinator and teacher trainer at Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions, where she managed the teaching staff and coordinated SAT and ACT programs in the D.C. metro area.
University of Virginia, B.A. English and History, 2006
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011
District of Columbia
Eastern District of Virginia
Affiliations & Honors
Adjunct Professor, Capitol College (Intellectual Property Law, Business Law, Law & the Internet) (2011 -present)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2011 - present
Recipient of Judge Albert H. Grenadier Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy
The George Washington International Law Review (2009 - 2011)
Third Place for Memorials, Mid-Atlantic Regional Round of the 2011 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Finalist, Grenadier International Law Moot Court Competition (2010)
Member: Moot Court Board, Mock Trial Board, Alternative Dispute Resolution Board
Michael Hausfeld and Kristen Ward Broz, The Business of American Courts in Kiobel, JURIST - Sidebar, October 2, 2012
Mindy B. Pava and Kristen Ward Broz, The Sixteenth FCC Mobile Wireless Competition Report, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANTITRUST SECTION MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY E-BULLETIN (May 2013) at 3
Kristen M. Ward, Telecommunications Law, guide to international legal research, ch. 23 (Geo. Wash. Int'l Law Rev. ed., Matthew Bender 2011)
Kristen M. Ward, Book Review of Tricia D. Olsen, Leigh A. Payne and Andrew G. Reiter, Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy (United States Institute of the Peace Press, 2010) Volume 43.1 of the Geo. Wash. Int’l Law Rev